Explore a sprawling mansion inhabited by realistic ghosts in this immersive reimagining.

Developer Vertigo Games, the team behind popular VR titles such as Arizona Sunshine and After the Fall, has just announced the release date for its latest game, The 7th Guest VR. Revealed during the Gamescom 2023 Opening Night Live Pre-Show, this spooky-looking experience is directly inspired by the hit ’90s point-and-click title of the same name.

The game is set in a grandiose mansion owned by a wealthy toymaker named Henry Stauf. This mysterious hermit has invited six guests to his sprawling estate, which holds a dark and confusing power. According to the official game page, we can expect a fair amount of puzzle-solving as we explore the decrepit mansion and unlock new rooms in search of answers.

In addition to an official release date, Vertigo Games also released a new trailer featuring never-before-seen in-game footage. The video also offers a look at some of the ghosts we’ll be interacting with, all of whom were captured using volumetric video technology to deliver lifelike results.

“With The 7th Guest VR, we aim to push the boundaries of what is possible in virtual reality, just like the original game did with the CD-rom,” said Paul van der Meer, game director of The 7th Guest VR. “The story trailer shows the real achievements of volumetric capture at this level, giving players a taste of the intense atmosphere as they observe the characters exploring the strange happenings of the mansion, and the sinister reasons they’ve been brought there.”

Credit: Vertigo Games

Whether you’re a long-time fan of the 1993 PC game or just a self-proclaimed horror connoisseur, you’ll probably want to keep your eye out for The 7th Guest VR when it launches on October 19th for Meta Quest, PlayStation VR2, and PC VR headsets via Steam.

For more information visit the7thguest-vr.com.

Feature Image Credit: Vertigo Games